This award is sponsored in loving memory of Strut Along Dandy, a beautiful AQHA red dun gelding owned by Linda and Jim Kelley, who was truly a Super Senior. He was a life-long competitor in halter, trail, western, dressage, and costume classes. He began his dressage career later than most and was always a super dressage ring companion. He came up from the pasture whenever his name was called ready for whatever his owners wanted to do, including giving many youngsters and several adults their “first ride.” He was a once-in-a-lifetime equine companion who is dearly missed. Dandy left this world many years too soon on December 22, 1999.
The award is presented to a horse that is age 25 or older. This award may only be earned once by any given horse. More than one horse can earn this award in any given year. The horse must be recorded with ADA (either annually or lifetime) and the owner must be an ADA member. The membership and recording fee must be received prior to any competition for which scores are recorded. An engraved photo frame will be presented to the owner.
Scores from all riders are included. Score requirements:
a. A minimum of six scores earned during the current year at First Level or above at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized shows in Alaska.
b. A minimum of three shows and three different judges.
c. Two of these six scores must be from the highest test of the level at which the horse earns the award (e. g. First Level Test 3, Second Level Test 3, etc.).
Suavicito – Laurie Collins
Take A Trip – Rachel Sears
TVR Dunny Chip – Linda Kelley
Burgandy Lace – Francine Reuters
Zena – Hilary Starzynski